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sinus infection and fluid in lungs

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral infection.: A one week history of an upper or lower respiratory infection is almost always a viral infection for at least 10 days to 2 weeks. At least for the up ... Read More
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
48 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: Promethazine with codeine is a cough suppressant. If you have a lot of sputum you need an expectorant, guaifenissin such as Robitussin or mucinex (g ... Read More

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Productive cough: A upper respiratory viral infection will start in the nose and throat, causing clear drainage and sore throat. Towards the end it will generally spre ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Reactive: Some individuals develop reactive airways from an upper respiratory infection. Or, it may not be an infection at all but could be nasal allergies that ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not usually: A sinus infection is usually in your head/face/cheeks. It should not, typically, cause your lungs to hurt. Unless, of course, the infection tracked do ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: If you have a sinus infection only then the answer would be no. However frequently the pt can have a sinus infection as well as a lung infection so th ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
48 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Sinus infections do not cause pain in the lungs.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Sinus: Sounds like it could be. Discuss with your health care team where ever you are. They will know what is going around.
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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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MD exam: You need a full history and physical exam with vital signs. The CDC has criteria for the treatment of sinusitis and differentiating acute bacterial rh ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lung function test: Although sinus infection can worsen asthma symptoms, treating the sinus infection alone does not necessarily improve your asthma immediately. You need ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Monitor this: Blood tinged sputum is relatively common after acute upper respiratory infection with cough. Usually due to irritation from coughing and resolves in ... Read More
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